In the 1990s, Ramirez rose to prominence as a comedian and impressionist, headlining the popular Mexican extravaganza “El Show de las Estrellas.” This show broke attendance records in Mexico, Panama, Peru, and California, and was attended by many of the personalities Ramirez impersonated, including legendary comedian Antonio Espino “Clavillazo,” who gave Ramirez the nickname “El Comodín de las Estrellas” (Jack of all trades – his nickname) in recognition of his versatility.
Ramirez made his big-screen debut in Los Angeles in the film “No Hay Derecho Joven!,” where he portrayed Mexican comedian Mario Moreno “Cantinflas”. His talent for voice impressions opened up opportunities in the voice-over industry, and he went on to provide the Spanish-language voice of Goofy for Disney.
On television, Ramirez was a comedian and head writer for the Telemundo Network variety show “La Hora Lunática,” where he also met his wife, actress and director Jackie Torres. He also worked at a prominent radio station with Humberto Luna, the first Spanish announcer to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Ramirez’s voice can be heard in numerous commercials for brands such as McDonald’s, Honda, Chevron, Arco, Toyota, Burger King, Jack in the Box, Foster Beer, Bud Light, Red Bull, Little Caesars Pizza, and others.
He has portrayed both comedic and dramatic characters, with memorable performances including his interpretation of Ernesto “Che” Guevara in the documentary film “The True Story of Che Guevara” for The History Channel. He is also remembered for his mystical character in “El Culebrero,” as well as his acting roles in “Se la sacó Gaspar” and “The Price of the American Dream.” Additionally, Ramirez has appeared in crime films like “Acábame de Matar,” “El Güero Estrada,” and “Sabotage,” where he had a memorable scene with legendary actor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Ramirez resides in Los Angeles, California, where he continues to pursue his passion for entertainment and character creation.